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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1990 (DOST Vol. VII).
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(Reke,) Reik, n.2 [Rek(e v.2 Cf. Reche n.2] (One's) capacity or ability to reach; power of reaching. — 1513 Doug. x xii 65.
[The hunter] standand far on dreich with dart and speir Assoverit of hys reik, the beste assays

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